A hero of the 2020 WFH situation has undoubtedly been the carafe. Simultaneously elevating our interiors, reminding us to drink water and adding a sense of purpose to daily rituals.
When finding appreciation in your immediate surrounds is essential, often its the small things (pouring water from the smooth curves of aesthetically satisfying glassware) that prompt pleasure in the moment. (We say this from experience.) And speaking of appreciation, carafes also make great gifts.
So we've compiled the best carafes in our shopping carts now - from Danish designs to vintage drinking vessels.
The essential carafes from Maison Balzac
Simple beauty from Iittala
Another Scandinavian brand - available from Sydney and Melbourne favourite Jardan. The Kartio pitcher, designed by Kaj Franck, ticks the boxes of beauty, simplicity and durability. Glasses not included but we'd like those too.
Japanese minimalism via Toyo-Sasaki Glass
There's something so pure about Toyo-Sasaki's glassware, created in Japan and available at My Chameleon. The vibe is like a cool splash of water to the face.
Mouth-blown glass from R+D.LAB
Vintage drinking vessels from Casa Shop
The filter carafe from Soma
Form is important. So is function. The Soma carafe comes with a filter for Chlorine and mercury-free hydration.
Danish design courtesy Ferm LIVING
Copenhagen-based brand Ferm LIVING is all about merging classic Scandinavian aesthetics with creative modern touches and this water vessel is no exception. Yes to the spherical stopper.
Something simple from IKEA
Easy, functional and respectful of your budget. This IKEA option does what it says it will.